Atlanta Respiratory Therapy Schools

About Respiratory Therapist Jobs

As the health care industry grows, job opportunities are expected to be very good for Respiratory Therapists, specifically for those with CRT exam certification, a bachelor’s degree or higher and experience with infants or cardiopulmonary care expertise. Every state with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska will require a state license. Job opportunities are found most often in hospitals, but the need for Respiratory Therapists in private practices and assisted-living establishments are growing.

Education

To become a Respiratory Therapist requires at least the minimum of an associate’s degree. However, a bachelor’s or master’s degree will be necessary for advancement within this particular field. You can receive post-secondary level training to become a Respiratory Therapist at universities, colleges, technical schools, and medical schools, or in the military service. Areas of study for a Respiratory Therapist would be:

Mathematics
Human Anatomy
Microbiology
Psychology
Pathophysiology
Physics
Chemistry
Cardiopulmonary pharmacology

Earnings

A Respiratory Therapist can expect to earn between $37,920 at the lowest, and the highest, $69,800.

Responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists diagnose and treat patients with breathing and other cardiopulmonary disorders. Although they work under the direction of a physician, they take the lead role in administering care for all age groups, from premature infants to the elderly, from moderate to critically ill patients. A Respiratory Therapist is also responsible for the supervision and guidance of Respiratory Therapy technicians. They treat a variety of medical conditions such as, stroke, heat attack, shock, chronic asthma, emphysema and other lung related medical problems.

About Respiratory Therapist Jobs

As the health care industry grows, job opportunities are expected to be very good for Respiratory Therapists, specifically for those with CRT exam certification, a bachelor’s degree or higher and experience with infants or cardiopulmonary care expertise. Every state with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska will require a state license. Job opportunities are found most often in hospitals, but the need for Respiratory Therapists in private practices and assisted-living establishments are growing.

Education

To become a Respiratory Therapist requires at least the minimum of an associate’s degree. However, a bachelor’s or master’s degree will be necessary for advancement within this particular field. You can receive post-secondary level training to become a Respiratory Therapist at universities, colleges, technical schools, and medical schools, or in the military service. Areas of study for a Respiratory Therapist would be:

Mathematics
Human Anatomy
Microbiology
Psychology
Pathophysiology
Physics
Chemistry
Cardiopulmonary pharmacology

Earnings

A Respiratory Therapist can expect to earn between $37,920 at the lowest, and the highest, $69,800.

Responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists diagnose and treat patients with breathing and other cardiopulmonary disorders. Although they work under the direction of a physician, they take the lead role in administering care for all age groups, from premature infants to the elderly, from moderate to critically ill patients. A Respiratory Therapist is also responsible for the supervision and guidance of Respiratory Therapy technicians. They treat a variety of medical conditions such as, stroke, heat attack, shock, chronic asthma, emphysema and other lung related medical problems.

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Atlanta, GA

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Other Atlanta Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Courses

Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
Program Dir: Douglas E. Masini, EdD, RPFT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
Medical Dir: Stephen L. Morris, M.D.
Program Type: 2 yrs Preprof + 2 yrs Prof
E-mail: douglas.masini@armstrong.edu
Website: www.rt.armstrong.edu

Georgia State University
Division of Respiratory Therapy
140 Decatur St., Suite 1228 Urban Life
Atlanta, GA 30302
Program Dir: Lynda Goodfellow, EdD, RRT, FAARC
Medical Dir: Robert Pettignano, MD
Program Type: 2 yrs Preprof + 2 yrs Prof
E-mail: ltgoodfellow@gsu.edu
Website: chhs.gsu.edu/rt

Medical College of Georgia
987 St. Sebastian Way/EC 4316
Augusta, GA 30912-0850
Program Dir: Arthur Taft, PhD, RRT, Randy Baker, PhD, RRT, Chair
Medical Dir: Bashir Ahmad Chaudhary, MD, Co-Manual Castrasona, MD
Program Type: 2 yrs Preprof + 2 yrs Prof*, ASRT to BSRT (online)
E-mail: ataft@mail.mcg.edu, rabaker@mcg.edu
Website: www.mcg.edu/sah/respther/index.html